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Bali floats travel bubble as way back for Australians

Jakarta has not yet had any official discussions with Canberra on re-opening tourist routes. However, many in Bali hope talks will begin soon. Last year, 1.23 million Australians holidayed in Bali. However, since March, when the Australian government restricted international travel and Indonesia barred most foreigners from entering, the Balinese …

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South Sudan: An unexplored Eden of biodiversity – The Jakarta Post

The light plane banked sharply to circle back over the plains. The pilot had spotted something below: antelope, first one, then many, the stragglers of a million-strong migration across this vast wilderness. But there are other wonders out here on the savanna. A trio of extremely rare Nubian giraffe lumber …

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‘It will start at midnight’: Indonesia insists on travel ban despite China’s protest – The Jakarta Post

Indonesia has insisted on imposing a travel ban to and from China as an effort to prevent a deadly coronavirus from spreading into the country, even after a Chinese envoy expressed his disagreement over the plan. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi confirmed that Indonesia would stick to the travel ban, …

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Machu Picchu to reopen with free admission to Peruvians – The Jakarta Post

Peru will allow some locals free admission to Machu Picchu and other archaeological sites in a bid to kickstart its tourist industry, the government said Tuesday. The South American country’s trade and tourism ministry said the move would help boost the sector, which is expected to lose $4 billion this …

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Indonesia sees biggest daily jump in cases with 82 new infections

Indonesia yesterday reported 82 new coronavirus cases, its biggest daily increase, as President Joko Widodo expressed regret that many in the capital have shrugged off social distancing measures. The total confirmed infections now stand at 309, said government spokesman on Covid-19 management Achmad Yurianto. He added that the number of …

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5 hidden destinations in Indonesia to hit up in 2020 that aren’t Jakarta, Bali and Bandung

When it comes to travel, the world’s largest archipelagic country often gets reduced to overexposed tourist hotspots like Jakarta, Bali and Bandung. But with over 18,000 islands spanning four time zones, there’s plenty of  destinations overlooked in favour of the familiar. With so much potential to offer unforgettable experiences for …

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Worried and wary: South Africa’s safari industry waits out virus pandemic – The Jakarta Post

Under the golden, late afternoon South African sun, an elephant emerges from around the curve in a dusty path.  Disturbed, the imposing animal raises its trunk to sniff out the four-wheeled intruder. “If he passes along the vehicle, just relax, nothing will happen,” whispers guide Gert Kruger. The pachyderm calmly …

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Indonesia Ramps Up Testing as Coronavirus Cases Pass 5,000

Jakarta. The Indonesian government is racing against time to achieve at least 10,000 Covid-19 tests per day as confirmed cases reached 5,136 on Wednesday, up by 297 from yesterday. “We are doing our utmost to achieve 10,000 tests per day by activating 78 laboratories across the country, many more than …

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Brazilian beach tops TripAdvisor’s list of best beaches 2020 – The Jakarta Post

Dreaming of a sun-soaked beach holiday? In time for spring break, TripAdvisor has released the latest edition of its annual best beaches ranking, giving Brazil’s Baia do Sancho the top spot.  For the second year in a row, the beach of Fernando de Noronha was given the title of world’s …

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